Thursday 11/5/20

Thurs 11/5/20
10am-5pm American Fabrics
1069 Connecticut Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06604 

American Fabrics opens studios, by appointment only. To make a required appointment, contact individual artists. Click here to connect with the artists whose spaces are open. Check back through the week for online artists’ talks.


Am Fab Artists’ Intro Videos
Meet  Ayn Kraven 

Meet Lynn Casetta 


12-5pm  City Lights
265 Golden Hill St. Bridgeport, CT 06604

City Lights Gallery,  2020 Vision Bridgeport Art Trail Small Works Exhibit
Since many of the arts venues are closed, a small works BAT sampler will be on view at City Lights gallery featuring the works of local artists. Limited admission and face masks and physical distancing required. No appointments necessary, but there may be a need to wait outside, (like going to the grocery store.)

City Lights Vintage Outdoor  Tag Sale
City Lights Vintage-Explore the inventory to create your own style, repurpose, upcycle, with vintage clothing, furniture and accessories for home and work. City Lights Vintage is located off the Broad St Steps.
All Made in Bridgeport Jewelry is half-price.


The Bridgeport Art Trail recognizes Bridgeport schools.

BAT Poster Project features Danielle Julius, artist and art teacher
in the Bridgeport Public schools. She is a talented figure painter.

6:15 Iyaba Ibo Mandingo reads original storybook, “Kwaku’s Mask”

Teaching artist Iyaba Ibo Mandingo teaches during  Bridgeport students during these Corona Times.

6:30 pm

Bridgeport youth of Thomas Hooker school were encouraged by teaching artist Iyaba Ibo Mandingo to express their thoughts and feelings as they cope with the new normal of the Covid19 shutdown, remote learning and social distancing. Their creative writing exercises were adapted to songwriting workshops led by Fuzz Sangiovanni who produced the final music video. Partners and sponsors for the City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail outreach programs include Bridgeport’s Lighthouse afterschool programs, Thomas Hooker school, Fairfield County Community Foundation, band Central, Pitney Bowes Foundation, Bridgeport Rotary Foundation. 


6:45 Online
BAT Poster Project Features Fuzz Sangiovanni and Caravan of Thieves
To see the talented teaching artist Fuzz  with his band,  Caravan of Thieves, click here.  Swipe your camera app on your smart phone over the QR code to link to this music video that was performed at Bridgeport’s Mountain Grove Cemetery, the final resting place of PT Barnum and Tom Thumb, awesome music and imagery. 

Below  are some of the artists featured in the BAT poster project, ES, Fuzz, Danielle Julius, Liz Squillace
Above, these are among the featured artists in the BAT poster project, L-R, art by Danielle Julius, portraits of Fuzz Sangiovanni, ES, Lis Squillace.

7pm BAT Online features Adger Cowans
Adger Cowans shares his life-story. He is the first Black photographer inducted into the cinematographer’s union, which enabled him to shoot on Hollywood film sets for directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Spike Lee, and Sidney Lumet.
Learn more about Adger Cowans.

Listen to Adger talk about his art in the exhibit “Pattern” at City Lights